cardsbypaula sent me these beautiful crocheted flowers, so much time and work gone into these, accompanied by a handmade card and embelleshed envelope. Paula's blog is a full of interest and tips and templates, go take a look.
Thank you so much Paula.
When I took these items of beauty out of their packaging.......'necklace' sprang to mind and a few hours later...... tra la...... I fixed three/four crocheted flowers together, which made three flowers in all, if you get my drift, and then got the old crocheting hook out and attached them along with lots of button delights to the chain. My shoulders were up by my ears by the time I had done, but well worth the intense work .... I am really looking forward to wearing it and showing it off.
I've been making lots of these too.........................
and this...................... I have been asked by Stafford Shire Hall Gallery to supply pieces for the Christmas Craft Exhibition. So, one has to get one's finger out!
The envelope that this collage is worked on, is an absolute beauty. Polish in origin, sent to Scotland in 1952. The markings and stamps are so beautiful and interesting. I covered up the address with this photo of the couple from the Album I talked about recently. They obviously have no tie with the envelope but I like the shape of the couple, obviously 'well to do' and looking very straightlaced.
So this is the first of a few pieces I have to work on over the next few days (the picture framer is on stand by)!
I have also been making these corsages....I love making them, very satisfying! I have added them to my Etsy store, just to see if they are of any interest to anyone!
Last but not least, I apologise for the lack of Saturday Shopping List this week, I have quite a bit on. My poor old Dad goes for an angiagram tomorrow, so that's me at the hospital for most of tomorrow. Then on Tuesday, we hope to visit our eldest daughter, Lucy, who recently moved to live in London. I am hoping we can all hop on a bus and head for Covent Garden, one of my fav places in all the world and also head for magma books, one of many shops, no doubt.
Have a good week and thanks for stopping by.x